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Dorky Geeky Nerdy #76 | Star Trek: The Animated Series

I bet you thought we’d forgotten about this, didn’t you? Fear not, Star Trek: The Animated series won’t be missed. Here are thirty questions to slake your Star Trek trivia thirst.

The often forgotten series didn’t run long, but it was memorable to those of us that got a chance to watch it. Try your best and then binge the series to pick up anything you missed.

When you are done, visit the other Star Trek series episodes.

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Star Trek Pioneer D.C. Fontana Has Passed Away

Dorothy Catherine “D.C.” Fontana has passed away at the age of 80 after a brief illness. She wrote for a variety of TV shows, including four Star Trek series, Babylon 5, and much more. She wrote the Star Trek novel, Vulcan’s Glory, which tells of Spock’s first mission aboard the Enterprise and explored Captain Pike’s “Number One” character (played by Majel Barret in the unaired pilot, “The Cage”).

In a male-dominated industry, she hid her gender using her initials (a common practice in those days for women writers).

Fontana wrote one of (if not the best) episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series, “Yesteryear” as well as the DS9 episode “Dax” which explored the past hosts of Jadzia’s symbiote. She also wrote “Journey to Babel” for TOS, which introduced Spock’s parents, Sarek and Amanda.

Raise a glass of Romulan Ale, “To absent friends.”